getdirentries - get directory entries in a filesystem-independent format
ssize_t getdirentries(int fd, char *restrict buf, size_t nbytes,
off_t *restrict basep);
Since glibc 2.19:
Glibc 2.19 and earlier:
_BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE
Read directory entries from the directory specified by fd into
buf. At most nbytes are read. Reading starts at offset
*basep, and *basep is updated with the new position after
getdirentries() returns the number of bytes read or zero when at the end
of the directory. If an error occurs, -1 is returned, and errno is set
to indicate the error.
See the Linux library source code for details.
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
Not in POSIX.1. Present on the BSDs, and a few other systems. Use
opendir(3) and readdir(3) instead.
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